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Escaped Inmate Captured

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Corrections officials say they've captured an escaped inmate a day after he disappeared from the state prison cattle ranch in Hale County.

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Fla. Lawmakers Want to Release Some Prisoners Early

Posted: 05/28/2012 - Florida has the third-largest prison system in the country with more than 100,000 inmates. That's about double the size from 25 years ago when lawmakers passed a mandate requiring prisoners to serve at least 85 percent of their sentence. Now legislators are rethinking that decision, but Governor Rick Scott will have nothing of it.

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Media Sources Denied Release of FAMU Arrest Affidavit

Posted: 05/25/2012 - A judge in Orlando has denied a motion by The Associated Press and the Orlando Sentinel to release a probable cause affidavit used for the arrests of the 13 defendants charged with the hazing death of a Florida A & M University drum major.

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Food Stamp Fraud

Posted: 05/25/2012 - The Department of Agriculture is cracking down on food stamp fraud.

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Regulators to test anti-spill equipment in Gulf

Posted: 05/25/2012 - An oil spill consortium set up after the BP spill to develop methods for containing deep sea spills will do a live drill with its state-of-the-art equipment this summer.

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Florida Mortgage-Fraud Scheme Conviction

Posted: 05/24/2012 - Late Thursday, a jury in U.S. District Court in Panama City convicted Avinie Maurice Bates, III, 41, of Miramar, on one count of wire fraud for his role in an elaborate mortgage-fraud scheme that spanned from Miami to Panama City.

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Arrest Made in Willie Pugh Murder Investigation

Updated: 05/24/2012 - Sheriff LeRoy Upshaw announced the arrest of Willie James Dickerson Jr. 41, of 4444 Hwy. 51 S. Ariton, AL (Doster Community) by the Barbour County Sheriff's Office. Dickerson is being charged with Capital Murder in the death of Willie David Pugh of Clio, AL.

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Defendant: Robert Champion Wanted to be Hazed

Posted: 05/23/2012 - A defendant says a Florida A&M drum major who died after being hazed got on a bus where band members were ritually beaten because it was a sign of respect to have survived such an encounter.

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